13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Dead Trees and stormy sky at Mesa Verde National Park
We drove through hail and rain through the climbing drive of Mesa Verde. Following the eastern mesa of the park, we entered a region of burnt trees, destroyed in a fire several years earlier. Behind, the volatile weather that altered these trees is visible. Mesa Verde gets the most lightning strikes of anywhere in Colorado.
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||Dec. 1, 2015, 11:22 p.m.